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AACC Film Forum: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Date: Sat, 02/09/2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Main Library - Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

The African-American Cultural Committee Film Forum is now in its 12th year! Enjoy a screening of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace in the MPL Auditorium. Registration is not required, but feel free to register if you would like to receive a reminder email prior to the event.

Summary:
Famous for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm. Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women for the first time. Kehinde casts his models on the streets of New York and then enlists Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman. The film traces the artist’s process from concept to canvas as he reveals to us another side of black femininity.

2014, 53 minutes.

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